"the gross and scope of my opinion ..." Hamlet I,1.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Adomeit-Gadd and Timothy Carey at KEGS
balmy July evening, and a delightfully varied programme of music for
violin and piano, with Caroline Adomeit-Gadd and Timothy Carey.
its heart, Richard Strauss's Sonata, written when he was in his
twenties and falling in love with Pauline, who six decades later
would inspire the Four Last Songs.
demanding, it is heart-on-sleeve stuff, the kind of music that the
term Romantic might have been invented for. The charmingly melodic
Andante Cantabile is really high-class salon music; the Finale is
outspoken, and occasionally playful. An exciting outing for a work
too rarely programmed.
one extreme, Scarlatti and Couperin, at the other the kind of
repertoire that Max Jaffa once played at the Spa in Scarborough. The
tone was set after the interval, with Caroline serenading the punters
in a Summertime stroll through the audience. Piazzolla, ideally
suited to this sultry evening, Suk, Rodrigo, with the fiddle aping
the cor anglais, and virtuosic variations from Sarasate. Her unique
performance style gave us wordless song, dance, and impressively
percussive footwork for the Irish Jig.